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Old 04-04-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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arm rests in Vandura 3500

I want to put seat covers on driver and passenger seats in Chevy Vandura 3500. Please advise, how to remove the foldable armrests from the seats. I took the seat out of the truck, but I cannot find any screw, clip or lever for this purpose. Thanks.

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Arm rest removal

If my memory serves me correctly ... the seat frame has a metal 'spud' (pipe like) with spring loaded 'ball' that protrudes into the arm rest (pipe like) fitting.

Push back the material around the arm rest connection, about 1", and feel or look around the 'metal - pipe' for the 'ball like' pin penetrating somewhere on its perimiter. push the 'pin' in and slide out the arm rest.

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Old 04-28-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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armrests in Vandura 3500 - solution

After several body- and trimshop mechanics could not remove the armrests, I opened the backrest. There are only two parts involved: backrest and armrest. No springs, sleeves, or any other moving parts.
The procedure to remove the armrest is:
1; push armrest into bacrest
2; rotate armrest downward, pointing to the floor
3; pull the armrest out.
High friction of rusted surfaces prevented to feel proper alignment of a pin (protruding from the shaft of the armrest) with a notch ( keyhole-like opening in the frame).
Thank you, driftwood, for your time and effort. seventyn
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